"People say that if you find water rising up to your ankle, that's the time to do something about it, not when it's around your neck."
"Let him who would enjoy a good future waste none of his present."Chinua Achebe on Roger Babson
"The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time."Chinua Achebe on Abraham Lincoln
"Lost time is never found again."Chinua Achebe on Benjamin Franklin
"Patience and time do more than strength or passion."Chinua Achebe on Jean de La Fontaine
"The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of 60 minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is."Chinua Achebe on C. S. Lewis
"I don't care about age very much."
"Art is man's constant effort to create for himself a different order of reality from that which is given to him."
"The only thing we have learnt from experience is that we learn nothing from experience."
"I tell my students, it's not difficult to identify with somebody like yourself, somebody next door who looks like you. What's more difficult is to identify with someone you don't see, who's very far away, who's a different color, who eats a different kind of food. When you begin to do that then literature is really performing its wonders."
"In fact, I thought that Christianity was very a good and a very valuable thing for us. But after a while, I began to feel that the story that I was told about this religion wasn't perhaps completely whole, that something was left out."